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From: Jane Taubman <>
Subject: Re: [FHU] File safety in FH
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 07:26:06 -0800 (PST)
I agree with you on the backup and undo features.
However, I don't know if a solution within Family History, however as FH uses "simple" text files to store the information, there are ways to manage the situation outside FH. I currently use a product called RCS from
it is really designed to look after source code, but works very well for GEDCOM files as well. Once installed you can check in and out files and it versions them and allows comparison of the changes made.
Not for everyone I am sure, but I have found it very useful, one other benefit it is free for personal use.
As an simple alternative an easy way to backup in FH is to use the save as option to create new versions of your gedcom file as often as you like. As usual this is just a work around.
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--- "Roger" <> wrote:
>Being new to FH I may be missing something obvious about the software,
>but I can't find the basic actions that help me feel more secure when I
>make changes to my files.
>For example, I hoped that FH would keep a backup copy of the file that
>had been opened (in the same way that MS Word and Excel have the option
>to automatically create a backup file).
>Of more immediate concern to me is the apparent lack of an UNDO option.
>I have looked without success for an UNDO function in FH as it would be
>very useful to be able to undo the last "mistake" editing or entering
>data. I was expecting to find an UNDO option on the EDIT menu that
>would, at the very least, undo the last change.
>If I have missed the obvious, please let me know.
>PS. Even better would be a fully-blown UNDO function as per Microsoft
>Word, where it keeps an audit trail of the changes made and allows you
>to undo and redo those changes using a pair of buttons on the toolbar.
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